Eliza Gilkyson, twice Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and activist, is Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio, with discussion and life performance. This is Eliza's fourth visit to Rag Radio.
Gilkyson, one of the nation's most respected folk, roots, and Americana musicians has just released her 20th album, Secularia, the long-awaited follow-up to Eliza's 2015 Grammy-nominated Nocturne Diaries. Secularia is a collection of songs old and new that reflect her ongoing search for meaningful spirituality without the constraints of traditional religious belief.
Gilkyson is the daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson, composer of such classics as "The Bare Necessities," and "Memories Are Made of This." Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush, and Rosanne Cash and have been used in films, PBS specials, and on prime-time TV. Eliza, is a member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame and is a multiple winner at the Austin Music Awards and the Folk Alliance Awards.Photo of Eliza Gilkyson by Roger Baker / Rag Radio.Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run, solar powered community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is streamed live on the Internet at KOOP.org and Radio Free America. The host and producer of Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, is a prominent Austin-based activist and writer who was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement. The show’s engineer and co-producer is Tracey Schulz and the staff photographer is Roger Baker; Suzy Shelor is Rag Radio associate; Alice Embree is guest host; and Glenn Smith is our political analyst, and Evan Hearn is our apprentice. The syndicated show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. Central) on KOOP, and is later rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1, by KKRN, 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA, and at WALHRadio.com in Wilmington, OH -- and as a featured podcast at Veterans Today. Learn more about Rag Radio here.